Archaeology in construction

Archaeological remains within a development can present significant risks to the project programme and cost if not managed well. However, when assessed early and managed well, the risks can be reduced, and Archaeology can bring a positive benefit to the development. This webinar will present case studies, good practice and lessons learned from managing Archaeology in construction.


Archaeological finds on a construction site - whether expected or unexpected - can lead to delays and costs to project programmes.

Examples of the historic environment in terrestrial, intertidal or marine locales present opportunities to add value to development projects.

The opportunity to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits and lasting legacy potential provided by the historic environment can be realised from early identification and integration into project design through to incorporation into the built asset.

These benefits can range from creating community / amenity spaces to providing educational resources as well as the potential to generate income (eg increased tourism) and contributing to creation of a lasting legacy through the preservation of examples of the UK’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

Why attend

Delegates at the webinar will:

  • Hear a selection of case studies which will present good practice and lessons learned for managing archaeology in construction


13:45   Registration

14:00   CIRIA Introduction William Gates
14:05   Chair's Introduction 
            Abigail Bryant, Wessex Archaeology
14:10   Adding value through archaeology: 
            Otterpool Park Garden Settlement, A Case Study
            Jenny Wylie, Arcadis
14:25   Delivering Current Infrastructure : An Archaeological Contractors View
            Russel Coleman, Headland Archaeology

14:40   Lessons from the shoreline:  Heritage collaboration on
            Environment Agency coastal realignment projects
            Ed Wilson, Environment Agency
14:55  Q&A
15:15  Close  

Programme subject to change

Abigail Bryant, Wessex Archaeology (Chair)
Jenny Wylie, Arcadis
Russel Coleman, Headland Archaelogy

Thursday 4th July
14:00 - 15:20
(registration from 13:45)



Free for all to attend
Registration closes at 12:00

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04/07/2019 - 04/07/2019

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